Trichofolliculoma is an uncommon small benigntumour originating from the hairfollicle tissue. It typically presents as a small, solitary flesh-coloured or whitish nodule that occurs most often on the face around the nose region. Sometimes the lesion(s) have a central pore or black dot from which exudes sebaceous-like fluid (sebum), and is known as pore of Winer. In some cases a tuft of white hair may be growing from the central pore.
Apart from its physical appearance, trichofolliculoma shows no other signs or symptoms.
Trichofolliculoma is sometimes called folliculoma.
Trichofolliculoma is a benignfolliculartumour that requires no treatment. Occasionally they may be excised for cosmetic reasons or if they occur in functionally sensitive areas. Treatment options include curettage and electrodesiccation or surgical excision.